Pure Hoppiness
Alpine Beer Company

Pure HoppinessPure Hoppiness
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Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
4.33 | pDev: 8.08%
Oct 20, 2021
Dec 18, 2002
So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU
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Rated by gefinley from California

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 5/11/21.
Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I get a lot of herby hops and just a little bready sweetness.

Bitterness and an herbal dankness dominate an extremely clean taste that only has a slight hint of malt.

It's really thin and has medium carbonation.  The finishish is dry, bitter and quick... like John Oliver's wit.

Overall it's a delightful, clean and interesting IPA that I give a 5.1 out of 6.
Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured out a clear golden amber with a barely sustainable head.
Fresh citrus with orange peel, some dank hop notes.
Pucker upon first sip, resin and a biting hop flavor. Lemon and grapefruit rind.
Nice bitterness and okay carbonation.
Great hop experience with this one.
Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by CAcker from California

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 3.42 by Wolvesinthetaproom from New Hampshire

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by JCAMPBELL from Maryland

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.63 by NCSapiens from Indiana

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by AleManDan from California

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a big, classic West Coast double IPA and it’s one of the best specimens of that species. Juicy, piney, and full bodied while achieving a dry finish.

Smells of huge hops but not one fruity flavor stands out. Usually doubles don’t have as much hop scent due to all the maltiness, but this thing is “mega” hopped—dry hopped big time I bet. I get sweet malty orange spicy hops. Wow.

On the tongue piney, orange zest hops and cracker bread and toasted malts. Finishes fairly dry despite the thick, wet feel it hits you with.

It’s big, it’s flavorful and it’s pretty amazing.

I loved this review by a real pro and amend mine with it:

By: Tracy Hensley lJudges Rating:

Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A consistent aroma blend of clean pine resin, pineapple syrup, freshly ripped mint and cracked black pepper lead the way in the front of the nose. From 8 inches away, Tahitian vanilla bean pods, baked whole wheat bread, low sulfur notes and white grape-like fruitiness also appear. The white head does not persist but does create a fine foam above a slightly hazy, golden appearance. Flavors start as intense dank pine extract and continues into the aftertaste where it is accompanied by sweetened white bread, which keeps the bitterness in check with a moderate, throat-coating alcoholic warmth. The second sip showcases tropical mango juice before pine again dominates as noticeable alcohol warmth and low motor oil elements come through. Full body and full fat creaminess coats the mouth, and the medium-high carbonation and moderate hop mouthfeel close out the finish while alcohol tingles on the lips.“
Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by fredmugs from Indiana

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Docrock from Illinois

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

Feb 21, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Renobrew from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2019
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